ADRIAN/OHIO STATE – The Bulldogs traveled south for a league series with Ohio State University. Adrian picked up two 6-0 wins for the sweep and to improve to 10-0 in CCWHA play to stay at the top of the standings and 15-2 overall. The Buckeyes sit at 0-10 in CCWHA play and 0-11-1 in total play.
Friday’s matchup, a 6-0 win for Adrian, it was a two goal first period with goals from Nicole Paradis and Jessica Harrison. Paradis’ goal was assisted by Paige Fuoco while Harrison’s power play goal had help from Jessie Rushing. With three goals in period two, both Paradis and Harrison added another goal, while Sam Fortune put in Adrian’s fifth goal. Madeline Arnold, Jessica Fabbro and Devyn Fitzhenry registered the helpers in the second period. Harrison sealed the deal on the hat trick with the Bulldog’s sixth goal on the power play after a pass from Brittany Levasseur. In net for Adrian, Alison Dungey made 10 saves on 10 shots. Selena Hunter was in net at the other end stopping 42 of 48 shots.
Saturday’s game ended in the same 6-0 score in Adrian’s favor. Paradis brought about déjà vu as she began the game’s scoring once again. Fitzhenry and Kaillie Hardy with the assists on the first goal. Three more goals came within the first 20 minutes of play from Hardy (short-handed), Fabbro and Paradis once more. Fabbro, Hardy, Fitzhenry and Taylor Murcek had the assists in the first period. Alica Tait and Marisa Shephard grabbed the second period goals to make it 6-0, with Shephard’s goal coming on the powerplay. Hardy, Shephard and Kyleen Wilson with the assists on the two middle period goals. Dana Colombo in net for Adrian in the second game, stopping all 15 shots on goal. Hunter was in net for the Buckeyes once more, stopping 62 of 68 shots on goal.
Third star of the weekend goes to AC’s Harrison (3g), second star belongs to OSU’s Hunter (104/116), and first star is awarded to AC’s Paradis (4g).
MICHIGAN/DAVENPORT– In a single game series, Davenport hosted Michigan, with the Wolverines coming out on top with a 3-2 finish. Lia Harrington would tally two goals in the first period to give Michigan the early lead before Morgan Baird would make it a three goal lead in the second. Ania Dow and Grace Nardiello would register the assists on the two Harrington goals, while Emily Hotaling picked up the assist on the Baird goal. Jaiden Forrest had DU’s first response, with a mid-way goal in the second to bring the Michigan lead to two. Laken Kunz and Patsy Howe with the assists on the power play Forrest goal. Kunz would find the back of the net for the Panther’s second goal of the game, coming late in the third period. Lexie Boydston would tally the assist on the Kunz goal. Bailey Hamil was in net for Michigan making 27 saves on 29 shots faced, while at the other end Karley Ferguson stopped 22 of 25 shots on goal.
Third star of the game goes to DU’s Kunz (1g, 1a), second star belongs to UM’s Hamill (27/29), and first star is awarded to UM’s Harrington (2g).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
MIAMI/LIBERTY – A much anticipated game, two of the top three ACHA ranked teams went head to head this past weekend. Liberty would grab the sweep after taking a 5-4 overtime win over Miami on Thursday night and a 4-3 regulation win on Friday night, putting Miami at 14-4-2 in overall play and remains at 8-2 in CCWHA play.
Thursday night brought a game with high scoring, a total of nine goals. Liberty would go up by three before Miami broke open their scoring. Twice on the powerplay Ireland Mooney lit the lamp, one assisted by Izzy Smith and the other by sister Kaley Mooney. Liberty answered two minutes after the second Mooney goal to put their lead back at two. Jordan Hanson was responsible for breaking the lead back to one, before I. Mooney tallied her third goal of the game to tie things at four. Mooney’s hat trick goal came with less than two minutes left in the third. Half way through the fourth period of play, Liberty found the back of the net for the win. Emalee Wills was in net for Miami making 22 saves on 27 shots on goal, while the Miami offense put up 39 shots on goal.
In Friday’s game, Liberty would get ahead of the Redhawks early once again, this time a 2-0 lead. K. Mooney would break the ice for Miami at 11:08 in the second period. Katie Augustine and I. Mooney would be credited with the assists. Not five minutes later, Smith put in Miami’s second goal, unassisted. For the first time that weekend, Miami would take the lead with the help of K. Mooney’s second goal of the game. On the power play, Michaela Goguen and I. Mooney would get the assists on the go-ahead goal. However, Liberty would find two more goals before the game’s end to take tie and then take the win. Wills in net again for the Redhawks making 18 saves on 22 shots faced. Miami had 35 shots on the Flames’ goaltender.
GRAND VALLEY/COLORADO STATE – The 4-5-1 in CCWHA play Lakers welcomed non-league member Colorado State to the west side of Michigan last weekend. Grand Valley got both wins in 4-1 and 14-0 fashion, putting them at 12-6-3 in overall play.
Megyn Beebe started things off on Friday night for GV before the five minute mark after a pass from Kendra Myers to go up 1-0. CSU answered back later that period to tie the game, but not for long. Haley Keary would find open net after a sauce from Alex Brinkman to take the lead once again before the end of the first period. Allison Lowe would gather two goals in the second period, with one coming on the power play. Karyn Schmaltz with the assists on both of the Lowe goals. In net for Grand Valley was Lauren Allen who made 16 saves on 17 shots on net while the Laker offense put up 47 shots on goal.
In the 14-0 second win of the weekend, goals came from Corey Robison (2), Schmaltz (3), Myers (3), Beebe, Allison Stapleton, Briana Weglarz (2), Taylor Lampar and Sally Hoerr. Lakers who tallied assists were Hoerr (4), Robison (2), Keary (2), Lowe, Brelin Tasker (2), Brinkman (3), Lampar, Myers (2), Riley Crook, Lauren Allen, Beebe, and Anna Carlin (2). Allen was in net for the second time picking up 37 saves on 37 shots on goal. The Lakers tallied four power play goals.
MICHIGAN/PENN STATE– In a single game series, Michigan took on non-league member Penn State University. With a 7-1 score, a dominant performance from the Wolverine goaltenders took place. Madeline Chen stopped 15 of 16 shots, while Brooke Pierce blocked 2 of 2 shots faced. Mercedes Reyes (2), Rachel Hysong, Morgan Baird, Carolyn Andonian, Sarah Lather and Grace Nardiello grabbed the Michigan goals. The helpers were credited to Reyes, Emily Hotaling (2), Caroline Hurd (2), Hysong, Karrie Inman, Megan Kerr (2), Baird, Lia Harrington, and Andonian.
MICHIGAN STATE/PENN STATE – The Nittany Lions finished out their trip to the state of Michigan by facing the Spartans in a two-game non-league series. The Spartans grabbed the sweep, 4-0 and 7-2. Amanda Anderson, Kelsey Cross, Amelia Schroeder and Jenay DeCaussin were the goal scorers in the shutout win. Assists to Kelsey Jaeckle, Allison Lariviere (2), Shelby Weaver, Alexis Smith and Lauren Larson. Kathryn Hamer tallied the win with the shutout in net, stopping all 11 shots faced. The Spartan offense threw out 68 shots in the offensive zone.
Michigan State moved to 7-7-1 after picking up a final 7-2 win over Penn State. Andrea Uglietta got the Spartan’s first goal, before Penn State found their first of the weekend to tie things back up early in the first period. Maddie Wolsmann would find two goals in the second period to bring MSU’s lead to 3-0. Weaver would put two goals in during the big win, one in the second period and one in the third. Smith, and Jaeckle were the other goal scorers, both coming in the third period. Lariviere, Cross (2), Uglietta, Plancon (3), Jaeckle, and Wolsmann picked up assists in Michigan State’s seventh win of the season. Hannah Johnson was in net for the second game making 10 saves on 12 shots while 51 shots were thrown at Penn State.
ROBERT MORRIS/LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE – The Eagles traveled to take on WWCHL member Lindenwood University-Belleville. The Lynx would take down RMU 3-0 in the first game on Saturday, before finishing the sweep in a 3-2 win Sunday. Kendra Gallaher was in net for game one making 42 saves on 45 shots on goal while the Eagles fired off 32 shots at the other end.
On Sunday, LUB picked up a short-handed goal as well as a powerplay goal in the first period, and then an even strength goal late in the second to hold their lead heading into the last period of the weekend. Allyson Zachwieja got the Eagles on the board 13:29 into the third period after a pass from Emily Urban, making it a 3-1 game. With five to go in regulation, Bria Berggren found open net with help from both Zachwieja and Urban. However, RMU couldn’t find a third goal before the buzzer sounded. Gallaher stopped 45 of 48 shots for Robert Morris, while 37 shots were seen by the LUB goaltender from RMU. Robert Morris moves to 12-10-1 in overall play and remains at 5-5 in CCWHA play.
DAVENPORT/COLORADO STATE – In Colorado State’s final game of the weekend, they took on the Panthers of Davenport University. DU came out on top with a 3-1 win. CSU found the first goal of the game, their second of the weekend before Davenport racked up three straight goals. Adrienne Porcalla tallied the lone power play goal of the game with a Laken Kunz assist. Jaiden Forrest gathered the next two goals for Davenport, both in the second period, with help from Patsy Howe and Lexie Boydston. Karley Ferguson gets the win with 29 saves on 30 shots faced. The Panthers fired off 39 shots in the offensive zone. Davenport improves to 7-13 in ACHA play and remains at 3-9 in CCWHA play.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
Graphic: Maria Barlow